KØLNE 145.190 (-) Now Online

Greetings friends of the Lincoln Repeater Club!

We have added another repeater to our repertoire, 145.190 (-). This repeater is broadcasting the Club callsign, KØLNE, and is located near the Lancaster County Event Center. It’s intended purpose is to provide reliable communication for events at the event center, and to cover the surrounding area (which it appears to do quite well).

Michael R, Keith S, Doug B, Troy S, and Myron all helped with the installation.

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Exciting changes are afoot!

As you all are aware, the Lincoln Repeater Club held its annual meeting on Saturday, January 29th, 2022. Many topics were discussed.

Keith and Michael are hard at work with many repeater projects, including possibly assigning the 145.190(-) repeater to a location very close to the Lancaster County Event Center!

Myron has been working on the website, Facebook page, and PayPal. With the additions of the NØFER and WØDMS repeaters, we have decided to change our website address. The new address will be www.lincolnrepeaterclub.org. Don’t fret – the old lincoln85.org address will continue to redirect traffic to the new website. The membership section has been updated with current information and a downloadable (and fillable) PDF if you wish to mail your membership through USPS.

We are now accepting memberships online! Simply fill out the form here, and pay via PayPal!

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SKYWARN Spotter Training & Certification 2022

Calling all Lancaster County Amateur Radio SKYWARN spotters. We’re back! It’s been three years since our last training session at the Severe Weather Symposium. For that reason, all spotters are required to attend a training session on Saturday, April 16, 2022, to recertify for deployment.

The new Lincoln Amateur Radio Club facility, 4420 NW 41st Street, will be the location for this training session. It is in northwest Lincoln’s Airpark industrial area. We hope to have the club station operational for tours, but please keep in mind this is a new installation, and we may not be fully functional by SKYWARN training day.

We’ve booked an in-person presentation with Brian Smith, National Weather Service Warning Coordination Meteorologist. Training event sponsors NeARES, Lincoln Amateur Radio Club, and Lancaster County Emergency Management Agency will have team members on-site to assist.

If you’ve previously completed “Role of the SKYWARN Spotter” and “Spotter Convective Basics” online courses, you’re not required to retake them if you’ve submitted your certificate to me for our official records. However, retaking it as a refresher is recommended. Go to www.neares.net and find the links to these courses on the right-hand column. Please add Ed Holloway, KØRPT, as your instructor, and upon completion of these courses, the system will email your completion certificate to me.

It has been a long time since we’ve issued Lancaster County Emergency Management ID cards, and we will resume this process on training day. The procedure includes completing a form, updating your ARES information, and taking your photo. Please bring your driver’s license, as we’ll need it to complete your registration. Your data will be securely stored and never shared or published online in any form.

Here is the training day schedule:

  • 08:00 am to 12:30 pm – Salamander and ARES Registration
  • 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm – Brian Smith Presentation
  • 1:45 pm to 2:15 pm – Mark Hosking – Lancaster County EMA – Credentials Exam
  • 2:15 pm to 3:00 pm – Ed Holloway, KØRPT – EC Presentation

We are in the process of updating storm spotter packets. After completing the credential exam, Salamander, and ARES registration, we’ll send your 2022 storm spotter packet in an email. A limited number of print copies will be available on training day.

We will follow Lancaster County DHMs. If the mask mandate is in effect, please have yours available and wear it properly. I’m excited and looking forward to seeing everyone.

Ed Holloway, KØRPT

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New Facebook Page

Greetings! We are sorry for any confusion this may cause, but we’d like to inform you that our Official Facebook Page has moved to https://www.facebook.com/TheLincolnRepeaterClub.

If you happen across the old Facebook page, please know that it is no longer affiliated with the Lincoln Repeater Club, Inc.

Thank you.

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2022 Annual Meeting

The 2022 Annual Meeting is currently planned for Saturday, January 29th at 2 PM. The location of the meeting is Craftsmen Masonic Lodge, located at 2645 B. Street. The meeting will be held in the lower level. There are chair lifts for handicapped access if needed.

Due to increased community transmission, and rules of the building’s owners – we will be expected to wear face masks while inside the building.

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New Website (Host)

Hello and welcome to the Lincoln Repeater Club’s Webpage. As we are polishing things up, please let one of us know if you see something on the website that needs attention.

Thank you,
Myron (NG0M)

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